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Bad Breath

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Your Dentist can resolve issues with bad breath. If the odor is due to gum disease, we can treat the disease. Gum disease can cause gum tissues to pull away from the teeth and form pockets. When these pockets are deep, only a professional periodontal cleaning can remove the bacteria and plaque that accumulates. An evaluation is necessary to determine how much treatment is necessary.

If you have extensive build-up of plaque, an invisible layer of bacteria, a special antimicrobial mouthrinse may be prescribed. When you brush your teeth, it is advisable to also brush your tongue to remove excess plaque from that surface.